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CCB, HIE, ILE, NO, MDOAC, WBI: Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup of Calcium Channel Blocker and Beta Blocker Overdoses

Frank P Paloucek, BS, PharmD, FASHP, FAACT

Frank P Paloucek, BS, PharmD, FASHP, FAACT
Clinical Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy


Dr. Paloucek has no relevant financial conflicts of interest in relation to this activity. The reviewers who contributed to this activity have nothing to disclose

Type of Activity: Knowledge-based

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss current guidelines and poison center protocols for the recognition and treatment of calcium channel blocker (CCB) and beta-blocker (BB) overdoses.
  • Discuss differences in the use of insulin, vasopressors, intralipid fat emulsions and methylene blue between normal therapeutic indications and CCB or BB overdoses.
  • Outline factors not commonly considered in the treatment of an individualized patient at initiation and in response to therapeutic interventions.
Target Audience: Pharmacists Fee: $10 (or $70 for all 10 courses). For C4 2022 participants who registered for the live program, please use the access code provided to you by email.
Release Date: September 19, 2022 Expiration Date: September 19, 2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour CE: 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs)

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